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More Snow-Related Closures in Yellowstone National Park

As you already know, the Beartooth Highway won’t be opening until June 3, as crews work to clean up heavy snow on the Beartooth Pass. That’s having a cascading effect on other road openings in the Park: Because National Park Service crews are busy working on the Beartooth Highway, they’re not clearing out other sections of the Park that need clearing — and that means a two-week delay in the opening of the Dunraven Pass between Canyon Village and Tower Fall. The scheduled opening date now is Friday, June 10, weather permitting.

Weather is also causing delays in the opening of campgrounds in the Park. Norris Campground is expected to open Friday, a week behind schedule, while the Slough Creek Campground will not open Friday as scheduled. Updated information on
campgrounds and lodging is available 24 hours a day by calling 307/344-2114.

Snow may also impact travel through the Park. The Craig Pass has been closed due to snow, preventing travel from West Thumb to Old Faithful Village. Road erosion has caused problems on a section road of south of Canyon Village, as it’s been closed from time to time. The East Entrance is open only from 8 p.m.- 10 a.m., And we’ve written about the potential delays at Sedge Bay on the road between Fishing Bridge and the East Entrance, as road crews attempt to repair problems caused by erosion.

Image courtesy of the National Park Service.

RELATED STORIES: Opening of Beartooth Highway Delayed; Cooke City/Chief Joseph Highway Link Now Open; Sylvan Pass Closed Indefinitely; Snow Causes Other Damage in Yellowstone; Snow Still Factor in Slow Yellowstone Spring, as South Entrance Opens Tomorrow

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